Jennie Augusta Brownscombe
(1850 - 1936)
Jennie Augusta Brownscombe was active/lived in New York. Jennie Brownscombe is known for genre, historical, portrait and figure painting, illustration.
Augusta Brownscombe was born on Dec. 10th 1850 in a log cabin near
Honesdale, PA. the only daughter of William and Elvira (Kennedy)
Brownscombe. She began to draw pictures as a child and while in grade
school she exhibited paintings at the Wayne Country Fair, where they won
ribbons. After her father's death she went to the Cooper Institute
(later Cooper Union) School of Design, where she studied under Victor
Nehlig. She later took classes at the National Academy of Design with
Lemuel E. Wilmarth and at the Art Students League in NYC. She went
abroad to study with Henry Mosler, an American genre painter working in
Brittany. An eye injury suffered soon after her return to the states in
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